GenCell Energy has introduced GenCell EVOX, a novel off-grid EV charging system that utilizes alkaline fuel cells, hydrogen, and ammonia to power technology.
The technology has been created to address range anxiety and grid limits by generating green, grid-independent, on-site power that can be used to charge EVs at any time and in any location.
While the global rise of EVs is welcome for a number of reasons, the EV market as a whole continues to struggle with pollution and unstable power sources for charging. Many EVs rely on electricity that is still generated by fossil fuels, resulting in damaging, climate-warming emissions, and it is a challenge for energy grid networks to deliver enough power to fulfill the growing demand for EVs.
To address this issue, GenCell has developed a new type of charging solution, EVOX, which produces 100% green energy and can be deployed globally along roads and nearly anyplace grid connectivity is inadequate for EVs.
As EVs consume a rising amount of electricity and the number of EVs entering the car pool each year is projected to climb exponentially, the demand for electricity is likely to increase exponentially. Developing the requisite electrical infrastructure to meet this demand will require a substantial financial and time investment.
Instead, the GenCell EVOX solution, which is currently being deployed to deliver EV charging services to several commercial parking projects in Israel, helps overcome this electricity shortage and grid stress, both in remote areas where transmission infrastructure is lacking as well as in densely populated areas where the demand for a large number of EVs places significant pressure on the grid.
Up to ten 75kW DC fast chargers are supported by the GenCell EVOX system. Using the proven hydrogen-based fuel cell technology used in the GenCell BOX with up to 920kWh stored as hydrogen and a 372 – 500kWh energy storage device, each GenCell EVOXTM solution generates a reliable, uninterrupted flow of power in any weather conditions to ensure that the charging station has sufficient power to charge vehicles visiting the station at any time – enhancing the customer experience and reducing lag time.
In the case of hybrid charging stations that combine numerous power supplies for optimal cost, efficiency, and performance, the energy management software from GenCell monitors and regulates the use of different resources at various times to optimize the charging operations.
Each charging system has the ability to charge dozens of EVs each day at DC power rates ranging from 50kW to 150kW, often allowing each car to achieve 80% energy capacity between 12 – 30 minutes, anywhere, at any time, off-grid.
This formal introduction of GenCell EVOX followed the deployment of GenCell’s first off-grid EV charging stations in June 2022, in a $5 million arrangement with E.V. Motors Pure Energy, the EV charging division of E.V. Motors Ltd.
Commenting on the new launch, Rami Reshef, CEO GenCell, said: “This launch is excellent news for site owners, EV charging service providers and environmentalists alike. The EVOX™ can be deployed quickly anywhere, it’s scalable, and it will go a long way towards eliminating range anxiety for EV drivers.”
“EVOX™ brings triple the value to our customers – not only off-grid power for EV charging stations, but also backup power in case of outages as well as power to sell-to-grid in the event of peak load demands.”
“With many more EVs on the roads, and more to come in the next few years, these solutions will play a crucial role in allowing EV and charging vendors to deliver operational continuity while achieving zero-emissions. Transportation is responsible for 25 to 30% of global carbon emissions; technologies like this that can accelerate wide scale EV adoption by facilitating faster and more economical scale-up of EV charging infrastructure offer an excellent way to decarbonize transportation. I’m very proud of the GenCell team for developing EVOX™, and as we move ahead with our ammonia and green ammonia technologies, we will have an even greater impact on the future of EV charging.”